The Climate Real Estate Bubble: Is the U.S. on the Verge of Another Financial Crisis?
1171 Shoreham looks much like it did when Anna Zimmerman lived there: modest but presentable. A good starter home for Zimmerman and her husband when they bought it in 2005, for a while it provided an idyllic existence in suburban Charleston, S.C., a community of friendly neighbors for their young child, a quaint backyard and even space for Zimmerman’s mother-in-law. Then, in 2015, the first flood hit, taking most of their property with it after a heavy rain. This came as a shock; no flood risk had been disclosed when Zimmerman bought the house. But, determined to turn lemons into lemonade, she used the insuranc...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland and Graphics by Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

The science of hugging, and why we ’re missing it so much during the pandemic | Susannah Walker
To understand why so many are craving human touch we can look to our evolutionary history – and the secrets of our skinDr Susannah Walker is a reader in behavioural neuroscience at Liverpool John Moores University“What I miss,” said one colleague last spring, during one of our weekly online team meetings, “are hugs, great big man-hugs, like I share with my dad and close male friends.” The sense of touch has long been a shared fascination for our research group of neuroscientists and experimental psyc hologists. During the pandemic, everyone else has started to talk about touch too – and the negative impact of i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Walker Tags: Coronavirus Psychology Society Family Science Life and style Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 13, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement grant to the University of Washington (UW) Health Sciences Library to lead the NNLM Regional Medical Library (RML) Region 5 serving a six-state region including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States. Region 5 is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), which will include 7 Regional Medical Libraries (R...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 13, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement grant to the University of Washington (UW) Health Sciences Library to lead the NNLM Regional Medical Library (RML) Region 5 serving a six-state region including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States. Region 5 is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), which will include 7 Regional Medical Libraries (R...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson suggests testing for people returning from ‘green list’ countries could be simplified – as it happened
Prime minister says easyJet boss right to ask whether it would bepossible to use lateral flow tests for some returning travellers. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesEngland ’s Covid vaccine programme could slow sharply, Sage warnsNo 10 refuses to rule out Covid passports being needed to enter shopsUK ’s long Covid patients facing postcode lottery for supportWhat are Covid-status certificates and how might they work?5.32pmBSTMAIL: Call this freedom?#TomorrowsPapersTodaypic.twitter.com/NUI1LWWTiYTELEGRAPH: No end in sight as ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ says normal is some way...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Labour Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases NHS Keir Starmer House of Commons Health Science Medical research Byelections Opinion polls Travel & leisure Cannabis Dru Source Type: news

Should We Keep Wearing Masks Even After the Pandemic Ends?
Riding the New York City subway during cold and flu season used to test your stomach. The woman next to you was coughing. The guy behind her was sneezing. Somebody was always fishing for a tissue. That’s a distant memory now. The subway is far emptier, for one thing—and with the riders onboard almost universally wearing masks, the chorus of sniffles and coughs has been silenced. During the pandemic, the need for that policy is clear. But should the masks stay even after COVID-19 is gone? Before vaccines began rolling out to the general public, masks were among the only tools available for containing SARS-CoV-2,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

These Moms Work as Doctors and Scientists. But They ’ve Also Taken On Another Job: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation Online
Last March, friends and neighbors began stopping Emily Smith in her town outside of Waco, Texas, with questions about the coronavirus. An epidemiologist at Baylor University, Smith knows all too well how viruses are transmitted. But as the wife of a pastor and as a woman of faith, she also holds a trusted position in her community, and she would speak to those who asked about why she personally thought social distancing was a moral choice. As the weeks wore on, the questions kept coming: “What does flatten the curve mean?” “Is it safe for my child to kick a soccer ball outside with a friend?” So she...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized feature Magazine Misinformation & Disinformation Source Type: news

‘Right Now Feels So Long and Without Any End in Sight’
More than 700 people have been keeping digital diaries as part of Pandemic Journaling Project. It may be the most complete record of our shifting moods in this isolating year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict Carey Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Grief (Emotion) Quarantines Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Diaries Black Lives Matter Movement University of Connecticut North America your-feed-health your-feed-science Mexico Source Type: news

Remembering LGBT+ history – and those who are struggling today
After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is “more important than ever” to celebrate LGBT+ History month this February, according to Lucy Power, co-chair of UNISON’s national LGBT+ committee. “During the lockdown, people have struggled with social isolation, perhaps not being out at home, or at work, and having no outlet with LGBT+ friends,” Ms Power said. “LGBT+ History month is an opportunity to celebrate our community, our past and our goals for the future. Let February be a commemoration and rejoicing in our diverse community.” Phillippa Scrafton, of the national LGBT+ committee, added: ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 9, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 LGBT Source Type: news

Water Graves: Nightmare for Mexican Fishermen
By Rosi OrozcoMEXICO CITY, Feb 4 2021 (IPS) All of Erizo’s nightmares are the same. Since his return from the ocean – almost unrecognizable – every bad dream is identical. A wave punches his little boat and throws him into the deep sea where everything is so dark that he can’t even see his own hands. Rosi OrozcoEven when he swam with all his energy, this 31 year old fisherman was never able to set foot on the mainland and to him, the Mexican Pacific ocean slowly became a grave formed only of water. When Erizo dies in his nightmare, he wakes up in real life, opening his mouth like a dying fish that ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosi Orozco Tags: Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Covid pressures triggering mental health issues among health staff
Health staff are suffering severe mental health problems such as panic attacks and having sleepless nights because of the pandemic, according to a survey published today (Thursday) by UNISON. The findings reveal almost half (48%) of health employees​ including nurses, porters, paramedics, healthcare assistants and A&E staff across the UK have struggled to cope. The union says free 24-hour helplines are urgently needed to support those experiencing burnout​, especially as hospital admissions continue to soar. The report Worry in Mind is based on responses from more than 14,000 employees in hospitals, GP pract...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 28, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Covid-19 mental health Sara Gorton Source Type: news

My Parents Will Be Vaccinated Long Before Me. Can They Come Visit?
Welcome to COVID Questions, TIME’s advice column. We’re trying to make living through the pandemic a little easier, with expert-backed answers to your toughest coronavirus-related dilemmas. While we can’t and don’t offer medical advice—those questions should go to your doctor—we hope this column will help you sort through this stressful and confusing time. Got a question? Write to us at covidquestions@time.com. Today, E.B. in New York asks: My parents and in-laws will hopefully be vaccinated soon. My husband and toddler and I don’t expect to be vaccinated for quite some time. How s...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID Questions COVID-19 Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to higher risk of sight loss from AMD
(University College London) Air pollution is linked to a heightened risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as age related macular degeneration (AMD), reveals a large long term study led by UCL researchers, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Begin at Disneyland (CA) Parking Lot
Ian Wheeler and Dan Albano The Orange County Register (MCT) Cars and socially spaced crowds amassed at Disneyland’s Toy Story parking lot Wednesday, Jan. 13, as hundreds queued for coronavirus vaccines at Orange County’s first mass-vaccination site, a pivotal step toward county leaders’ new goal of delivering 1.5 million shots per month. The tented site’s opening marks a new chapter in Orange County’s battle against the coronavirus as people age 65 and older, especially those who have underlying health conditions that might make them more susceptible to a bad case of COVID-19, can ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed California Medicine Source Type: news